Change is one thing, screwing with what has worked for years just to grab a slice of the mobile market, is another. Choice of whether to use that god damn awful UI would have been preferable, and more widely accepted by the good majority of Desktop users. There would have been no harm in doing so, pleasing both types of user, those who love it, and those who hate it, instead of ramming it down peoples throats regardless. After all, its really two UI's miss-mashed together to form a monster that Frankenstein would have been well proud of anyway.
And i wanna add that i think if they gave the UI option it would have been smart because
it would have provided a transition to what we all must agree is drastic and major change(s)
if you think about that with out just writing me off and ignoring me, i think people would see
the oportunity with the idea that many people could transition at their own pace and for Microsoft's point of view
they would have the product in peoples hands AND still have a sale with the customer !
I could dig deeper into that concept but ir REALLY should go with out saying..
I usually see (@neowin) comments like if you don't like it (Win 8) then shut up and jump off a bridge etc
and i see some guys here making excuses as to why any and all decisions on a product should be left to the company
because they know whats best and its bad business to give customers what they want in the long run..
I want to remind the so called "vocal majority" that M$ is not in a position to tell their cutomer base
that if they don't like it then shut up and quit complaining and don't use it. They are a business trying to sell a product
and lets face it people, most of us are ALREADY existing customers so this boils down to convincing existing users
corp or private they should upgrade. Sadly M$ has little competition other wise there would be some other companies
out there with a massive grin on their face ready willing and able to pounch on this oportunity..Its basic business sense..
if a company x won't give people what they want then company z will step in (gladly) and give peopel what they want and make $
I can't fathom the endless stream of bull that roll out of fanboys and cheerleaders mouths.. 99.9% seems like insane excuses
desperatly grasping at straws to defend windows 8 at any cost, like their lives depend on it or something.
Like a PR dept. trying to make a train accident that killed people seem not so bad ! and yeah i used that analogy for a reaon..
Windows 8 is a train wreck !
This story and just about anything we here about windows 8 is a dramatised load of propaganda..
The sales are close enough thta the difference means nothing.. there is no huge massive difference.
Also things like the many people that are always claiming WIndows 8 is way faster (never stated with facts of any kind)
And lets face it at best WIndows 8 is aprox the same as windows 7 in speed terms in various factors
and when Windows 8 IS faster is not by much, proving all the people wrong who say its some revolutionary dramatic difference.
Once again people say crap like that because they WANT to push their agenda and reality will not get in there way !
Its not about running around the net spreading windows 8 hate
it's about keeping things real !
It bothers me when people spread misinformation on the net regardless of the topic.
So yeah i dislike windows 8 but i have nothing against people that want to use it.
That is not what peeople are always trying to draw people like me into.
The core concept isn't that bad an idea and for many people the concept is an ideal solution for improvement etc.
But to make a sweeping major change and then force it on everyone is dumb,
EVEN if the new changes were not ugly or a functionality nightmare.
We can try and supress the complainers or over shadow them with stories like this but it won't change what is.
Reality is what it is and I see a TON of people having a lot of complaints with this "high" selling OS.
Too many for symantecs to really mean anything. the writing is on the wall and cheerleaders or fanboys are gonna
have to face facts eventually whether they like it not..